Brimbank Council has renewed its commitment to the principles of access, equity, participation and human rights – through an updated draft Brimbank Social Justice Charter now open to consultation.
Brimbank Mayor Cr Margaret Giudice invited community members to review the draft Brimbank Social Justice Charter and provide feedback.
“Social justice is about giving everyone in our society an equal chance to succeed – and ensuring that we all have access to the same rights, services and opportunities regardless of personal circumstances or where we were born.
“Council is committed to being a leader in the area of social justice and strives to deal with differences in our community in a fair and just way.
“We know many people in our community face barriers that can limit their access to social justice.
“Residents, community groups, agencies, business and all levels of government must work together if we are to deliver social justice for all,” Cr Giudice said.
Social Justice is one of the four principles that underpin the Council Plan 2017-2021.
The draft charter outlines Council’s commitment to working with the community and other partners to reduce barriers to social justice, through a number of avenues: including raising awareness; integrating social justice principles into all Council policies, plans and procedures; and advocating for improvements to Federal and State government services.
Submissions close on Friday 17 September 2018.